Large swathes of Toronto in darkness as thousands report outages across the city

You are not alone if you are currently sitting in the dark without being able to turn on your lights in Toronto.

Just minutes ago, Hydro One and Toronto Hydro confirmed they were responding to a “widespread outage” specifically affecting customers in the east.

According to Toronto Hydro’s outage map, the outages largely affect areas such as Regent Park, Cabbagetown and St. James Town, east of Yonge.

Map of Toronto Hydro outage pockets at 2 p.m.

There are also blackouts in Riverside near Carlaw and Queen and in the Danforth and Riverdale neighborhoods.

A second major outage was reported in the East Danforth area near Woodbine Avenue.

The Midtown outages affect over 5,000 customers while the Riverside pocket only affects areas with 51-500 customers and Riverdale with 1-50 customers.

The most recent outage was reported in the west around 1:20 p.m. in the Little Italy area.

Students at Metropolitan University of Toronto are also experiencing dark times.

Of course, as with most negative events in Toronto, customers have taken to social media to complain about their situation and see if they are the only ones in the dark.

And it looks like there’s going to be a few more hours of darkness as Toronto Hydro estimates restoration time between 6 and 7:20 p.m.

As of 1:45 p.m., no technicians were on site at any fault location, according to the map.

Good luck in Toronto.

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